pl. sy·rin′ges· or syr′inxes
- Ornithology the vocal organ of birds, usually located at the base of the trachea and sometimes in the bronchi or trachea
Origin of syrinxModern Latin ; from Gr, a pipe: see syringe
nounpl. sy·rin·ges or syr·inx·es
- Music See panpipe.
- Zoology The vocal organ of a bird, consisting of thin vibrating muscles at or close to the division of the trachea into the bronchi.
Origin of syrinxLatin s&ymacron;rinx, from Greek s&umacron;rinx.
(plural syrinxes or syringes)
From Latin syrinx, from Ancient Greek Ïƒá¿¦ÏÎ¹Î³Î¾ (sÅ·rinx, “pipe, tube, channel, fistula").